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Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Wins at 2024 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 3 CPEDI3*

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 28, 2024, 9:30 PM

The Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team, winners of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3 CPEDI3* (SusanJStickle.com) Wellington, Fla. – The Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team began the 2024 competition season with its first CPEDI3* appearance at the Adequan ® Global Dressage Festival 3 in Wellington, Fla. Chef d’Equipe Laureen Johnson led Beatrice de Lavalette and Sixth Sense, Rebecca Hart and Floratina, Fiona Howard and Fleuresse 4, and Cynthia Screnci and Sir Chipoli to top honors...

2024 USEF Annual Meeting Workshop 2: Working Together for Our Future: Our Collective Responsibility for Ensuring the Future of Equine Activities

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 4:08 PM

Lexington, Ky. - David O'Connor, US Equestrian Chief of Sport, reviewed social license and its effect on equestrian sport during the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting on Jan. 13 in Louisville, Ky. O’Connor was joined by Lisa Lazarus, CEO of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), who shared the new reality of horseracing in the United States and how change required a shift in the industry’s culture. O’Connor concluded the workshop by emphasizing the...

2024 USEF Annual Meeting Workshop 1: Biosecurity: Protecting Equine Athletes and Equine Competitions Presented by ByoPlanet

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 4:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. - Dr. Katie Flynn, US Equestrian Senior Staff Veterinarian, led a biosecurity workshop to kick off the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting on Jan. 13 in Louisville, Ky. During the workshop, Dr. Flynn shared ways to best prevent and manage an equine infectious disease outbreak. Attendees were also given biosecurity outbreak situations to problem-solve from the viewpoint of either a veterinarian, competition manager, trainer, or event communications representative. Dr. Flynn...

US Equestrian Now Accepting 2024 Grant Applications for Licensed Official Development

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 3:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the opening of the 2024 licensed official development grant application. The grants were first awarded in 2022, and during the 2023 application cycle, 50 individuals were awarded USEF Licensed Official Grant s totaling more than $19,000. “Awarding last year’s 50 recipients was extremely impactful,” stated Alina Brazzil, Director of Licensed Officials for US Equestrian. “We look forward to awarding more grant...

Dr. Camie Heleski and Dr. Jim Heird Headline the “Creating a Good Life for Horses Workshops presented by MARS Equestrian™”

by Zack Ryle, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 12:58 PM

Lexington, Ky. - Two highly engaging workshops were the focus of the programming on Jan. 13 during the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting. The morning and afternoon sessions on “Creating A Good Life for Horses,” graciously sponsored by MARS Equestrian™, were led by two of the leading equine academics in the United States: Dr. Camie Heleski, Senior Lecturer at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Jim Heird, Executive Professor at Texas A&M University. Creating a Good Life for...

USEF Board of Directors Welcomes New Board Members, Re-elects Tom O’Mara as President

by Zack Ryle, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 12:48 PM

USEF President Tom O'Mara leads General Session at the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting. Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Board of Directors met on Sunday, January 14, during the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky. During the meeting, Tom O’Mara was elected to a second term as President by a unanimous vote of retention. This successive term will run from January 2025 to January 2029. Additionally, the following individuals were elected to the board for a four-year...

US Equestrian Announces Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team for Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 3 CPEDI3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 25, 2024, 10:00 AM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team at the CPEDI3* at Adequan ® Global Dressage Festival 3 in Wellington, Fla., from Jan. 26-28. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Laureen Johnson. The following athlete-and-horse combinations are listed in alphabetical order: Beatrice de Lavalette (Lake Fort Worth, Fla.) and Sixth Sense (Sir Donnerhall I x Edosta), a 2010 Oldenburg...

US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for 2024 Longines League of Nations™ Abu Dhabi

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 24, 2024, 1:30 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes selected to represent the NetJets ® U.S. Jumping Team at the Longines League of Nations™ Abu Dhabi CSIO5*-LLN in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from February 8-11, 2024. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson and supported by one of the team’s veterinarians, Dr. Diego Ulibarri, along with the grooms and horse owners. The following athletes have been named...

US Equestrian Announces 2023 Combined Driving Annual Award Winners

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jan 23, 2024, 8:00 AM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian congratulates the winners of the 2023 Combined Driving Annual Awards. These awards recognize the top U25 driving athletes from the 2023 calendar year as well as a volunteer who has been nominated for their exemplary service to US Equestrian driving competitions. Sarah Batstone-Roberts and Winston. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian U25 Driver of the Year – Preliminary: Sarah Batstone-Roberts Sarah Batstone-Roberts made her USEF combined driving...

View Awards Photos from 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 22, 2024, 11:30 AM

Photos taken at the 2024 US Equestrian Annual Meeting by Adam Brennan are now available here . Browse and download web-sized images from the Pegasus Awards and SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards. If you share photos on social media, please credit the photographer as Adam Brennan and tag @picturesbyab on Facebook and Instagram. To purchase quality prints and high-resolution downloads from photographer Adam Brennan, please go to https://picturesbyab.photoshelter....